Sweden’s SVT boards ‘Whiskey On The Rocks’ from Patrick Nebout’s Skyverse Nordic

Swedish pubcaster has boarded a Cold War dramedy from Stockholm-based Skyverse Nordic, which is being directed by Midnight Sun‘s Björn Stein. Whiskey On The Rocks (6 x 30 minutes) has been written by author Jonas Jonasson, who previously worked with Patrick Nebout and Skyverse Nordic’s creative producer Henrik Jansson-Schweizer on Oscar-nominated The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed […]

SVT & Miso Film partner on TV adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Faithless’ 

Swedish pubcaster SVT has commissioned a TV adaptation of the 2000 Ingmar Bergman film Faithless.  The 6 x 45-minute drama series will be directed by Tomas Alfredson, who helmed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Let the Right One In, and written by Sara Johnsen (July 22, The Occupation). Fremantle-owned The Rain producer Miso Film is behind the project, which […]

Exclusive: France TV, C4, ZDF, CBC & others link to co-fund science projects

France Télévisions and some of the fellow pubcasters that make up the Global Doc commissioning group have launched a major call for ambitious science documentaries as they seek new projects to back. Global Doc was launched by France Télévisions at Sunnyside of the Doc three years ago and is based on the model of the pubcaster alliance in […]

Scripted round-up: ZDFneo boards ‘The Fighter’; Astro to adapt ‘Liar’; Peacock orders dark comedy ‘Based On A True Story’

ZDFneo boards ‘The Fighter’ German FTA channel ZDFneo has boarded The Fighter, SVT’s upcoming suspense thriller, as a co-producer. The six-part Swedish series from Kärnfilm and SVT follows a female boxer on a high-risk path to become the world champion.  The series is set to premiere 25 April on SVT in Sweden and in winter 2022/2023 in Germany […]

MIPTV formats round-up – updated throughout the day

Poland opens Talpa’s Hunting Season Polsat’s TV4 has acquired rights to adventure gameshow Hunting Season from Talpa Global. The show – based on the YouTube series of the same name – launched this summer on Talpa’s SBS6 in the Netherlands, with Amazon Prime taking a next day second window. The Polish version will be produced […]

Sweden’s SVT hires Paramount exec as international chief

Swedish pubcaster SVT has hired the head of entertainment at Paramount (fka ViacomCBS) to replace Stephen Mowbray as head of its international division. Karolina Stallwood, who becomes head of SVT International, was most recently working on the launch of Paramount Network and its streaming sibling Paramount+. Previously, she worked in acquisitions and programming as a […]

Sweden’s SVT & UR pick a bunch of TVF’s historical shows

Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE are among a raft of Nordic outfits to pick up historical series and documentaries from UK-based factual distributor TVF International. SVT has taken EBS docudramas China’s Dragon Emperor and Asia’s Ancient Civilizations from Mediacorp Productions, while Swedish educational outfit UR has acquired Iceland: Cold War Frontier and Britain On Film With […]

Disney+, ABC in Oz take trip to Studiocanal’s ‘Ridley Road’

Disney+, ABC in Australia and Nordic pubcasters including Sweden’s SVT are among buyers of Ridley Road, which debuted on the UK’s BBC last month. The 4 x 60-minute thriller, which is from Studiocanal-owned Red Production Company and sold by its parent, was commissioned for BBC One and co-produced with PBS’s Masterpiece. It will also air […]

SVT & UR pick up Banijay eco-format ‘Climate Bootcamp’

Swedish educational broadcasting company UR has commissioned a local version of Banijay’s eco-format Climate Bootcamp. Jarowskij, part of Banijay Nordic, will produce the 6 x 28-minute series for broadcast on Swedish pubcaster SVT and UR. The show will follow a group of celebrities who address the area of their lives that is having the most detrimental […]

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